Both Ted Hughes and Wilfred Owen present war in their poems “Bayonet Charge” and “Exposure”, respectively, as terrifying experiences, repeatedly mentioning the honest pointlessness of the entire ordeal to enhance the futility of the soldiers' deaths. Hughes’ “Bayonet Charge” focuses on one person's emotional struggle with their actions, displaying the disorientating and dehumanising qualities of war. Owen’s “Exposure”, on the other hand, depicts the impacts of war on the protagonists' nation, displaying the monotonous and unending futility of the situation by depicting the fate of soldiers who perished from hypothermia, exposed to the horrific conditions of open trench warfare before dawn. The use of third-person singular pronouns in “Bayonet
World War I is a gloomy and cruel place; it obliterates the beliefs of fighting for one’s country and transforms the minds of the soldiers. This realization is found in Erich Maria Remarque’s book All Quiet on the Western Front. In the book, a young teen named Paul Baumer and his friends join in the war believing it’s going to make them become important and that fighting for their country is such a great privilege, but once they are in the war, they all realize it’s not the same as what they were told. The young soldiers witness what war is truly about and they reflect on what they were told, knowing the truth makes them see they were told lies, so they are the same which obliterates their trust in the adult world. Remarque employs symbolism,
Disillusionment in All Quiet on the Western Front and Grand Illusion When World War I is featured in literature, at many times the theme of disillusionment appears. In All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque shows the illusion of war through the elderly and leaders of the war, whereas the soldiers portray the disillusionment of it. On the other hand, In the Grand Illusion, Jean Renoir assumes that the illusion is already understood; instead he focuses on depicting the disillusionment through the soldiers as well. Overall, the life of a soldier wasn't what it was depicted to be.
Throughout the ages, wars have wreaked havoc and caused great destruction that lead to the loss of millions of lives. However, wars also have an immensely destructive effect on the individual soldier. In the novel All Quiet on the Western Front written by Erich Maria Remarque, one is able to see exactly to what extent soldiers suffered during World War 1 as well as the effect that war had on them. In this essay I will explain the effect that war has on young soldiers by referring to the loss of innocence of young soldiers, the disillusionment of the soldiers and the debasement of soldiers to animalistic men. Many soldiers entered World War 1 as innocent young boys, but as they experienced the full effect of the war they consequently lost their innocence.
Hi Bridgett, This painting is so on-point. There were many writers, artists, thinkers, and playwrights who fought in WWI. Their experiences were reflected in their works. Many of the show the horrors of war, disillusionment, man 's inhumanities to man, and the grotesqueness of their experiences. In many ways these paintings look like exaggerations but in a lot of ways, they were the realities of modern warfare: poison gas, machine guns, and advanced technologies.
In All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, the reader is taken on a literary journey to the western front of World War One on the German side in order to experience what it’s like through the eyes of a young German soldier. Part of the novel’s appeal lies in its descriptive themes which help the reader get a better visual image of what is happening in the book. Stylistic devices such as imagery, figurative language, and setting are used throughout the novel to explain something in a better way, help you getter a better picture of what’s going on, and understand where the event is taking place. Initially, Remarque uses figurative language to compare something to something else to add more description to the object he is talking
When countries declare war soldiers suit up for war and when they do they tend to pray for their individual safety. What most people do not realize is that when they pray for their security, they are praying for the endangerment of others. Mark Twain proves this through his multiple social criticism's in "The War Prayer". Mark Twain uses metaphors and imagery in "The War Prayer" to demonstrate the effects war has on a community.
Hemingway’s first novel The Sun Also Rises received good reviews and has been recognized to be one of his greatest works. The author has aimed to epitomize the post-war expatriate generation and the major themes of the novel appear to move around two epigraphs; the first epigraph was a quotation from Ecclesiastes while the other was created by Hemingway’s Gertrude Stein. In this work, Hemingway has portrayed the life of a number of expatriate people who make the rounds of bars in Paris and resort in Spain and whom they attempt to engage with activities of fishing, drinking, talking, making love, and attending bullfights ; Hemingway has emphasized that those expatriate in their seeking for the leisure time are aimless lost generation. The Great War has brought with it the destruction of the old values
Analyse how the artwork in Plate 1 represents and documents cultural histories. Through the cultural frame art may be thought to be about giving insight on how an artwork is influenced by the values of the society it is produced in, and, in turn, how the artwork influences the values of the society. Plate 1, Corpse in Barbed Wire (Flanders) is a German Expressionist etching by Otto Dix, German Expressionism is the when an artist depicts subjective emotions and responses to objects and events, rather than objective reality. In Plate 1 Dix uses colour and tone to depict his inner emotions and express the devastating effects on society during World War I. Ultimately, Plate 1 represents and documents cultural histories by giving first hand insight
THEME OF WARFARE The novel offers masterful descriptions of the conflict’s senseless brutality and violent chaos: the scene of the Italian army’s retreat remains one of the most profound evocations of war in American literature. As the neat columns of men begin to crumble, so too do the soldiers’ nerves, minds, and capacity for rational thought and moral judgment. Like in this example They blew him all to bits."
Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front: Horrors of War War. War never changes. It’s an act that will always be committed until the end of Man and the people who suffer the consequences are, most commonly, the soldiers who fight and die for ideals they may not even agree with. Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front conveys not only the atrocities of war, but also the mental, physical, and emotional toll it takes on the soldiers fighting it.